Cave Creek and Santa Rita Crest Trail

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Cave Creek and Santa Rita Crest Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sonoita, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.0 miles 4862 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash





6 months ago

1 year ago

We blundered into this trail accidentally and didn't have time time hike it. From the sign you can see there's also a Link Trail - the Link Trail went upstream. We hiked up the Link Trail for about 1/2 a mile and the Cave Canyon for maybe 1/4 mile. Both beautiful at this time of year (late April). Definitely will go back here and do the whole Cave Canyon Trail. I wonder if the Link Trail hooks up with the Arizona Trail?